American Exceptionalism: Obama's Achilles Heel?

American exceptionalism??is the notion that the??United States??occupies a unique position in the world, offering opportunity and hope to others by its unique balance of public and private interests and constitutional ideals of personal and economic freedom. The phrase, often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville??in his 1835 Democracy in America,?? offers Romney an opening wide enough ...

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